Mortimore Prize exhibition comes to Geelong

Regular readers may recall Lianne Gough’s enigmatic portrait of her daughter ‘Cails’ won the Mortimore Art Prize 2013 (see the post here) and now the Mortimore Prize has come to Geelong after touring the eastern states for the last eight months, so this is a great opportunity to see Lianne’s work in the flesh so to speak.

Lianne Gough Cails 60x90 oil
Lianne Gough, Cails 2013, oil on canvas, 60 cm x 90 cm.

If you like paintings based on realism, you will enjoy this exhibition at Courthouse Arts gallery featuring about 45 selected works, including the section winners, in the genres of still life, landscape, waterscape, figurative, drawing, ‘smalls’ and the newly added surrealism.

And Lianne is not the only local artist in this exhibition. Geelong West artist Janne Kearney is a finalist, for the fifth year in a row, with her painting Another Love in the Surrealism section. Her mixed media work can be viewed with chromagraphic 3D glasses to give the perception of depth, as though there is an additional plane to the picture plane in which the air-kissy lips seem to hover in front of your eyes.

Another love
Janne Kearney, Another Love 2013. Mixed media, 100 cm x 100 cm. Image courtesy the artist.

Further details about the Mortimore Prize can be found at

Mortimore Art Prize 2013
11 – 30 June 2014,

10am – 5pm weekdays.
Courthouse ARTS
Cnr Little Malop and Gheringhap Sts, Geelong.

2 thoughts on “Mortimore Prize exhibition comes to Geelong

  1. I seem to be having trouble with your emails, they always arrive blank and have no attachment either?

    Cheers Janne

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